Required Qualifications to Install and Maintain Life Safety Equipment

If you install, repair or maintain life saving equipment such as fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and fire alarms, you must be able to prove that you have the skills, competencies and standards of performance to work in Alberta.​

If you hire a contractor or company to do this work, you must check their qualifications to do so.​​​​​​​

Each person providing these services must carry, on their person, a card that proves their certifications and qualifications. Please check the necessary minimum qualifications for a tradesperson to work on each piece of equipment, plus information on how to check their credentials.​​

Please click here for information on the necessary service provider qualifications for the verification, installation, inspection and maintenance of the following fire protection and life safety systems: 

Special fire suppression systems:

  • portable fire extinguishers
  • fire alarm and voice communication systems
  • sprinkler systems
  • water-based fire protection systems
  • integrated fire protection and life safety systems. 

This also provides guidance regarding the qualifications of service providers for the cleaning of commercial cooking equipment exhaust systems and certification of contractors that conduct installations, removals, maintenance, and repairs of aboveground and underground storage tank systems.

Manufacturers providing certification for special fire suppression​ systems

Please provide as much of the following information as possible. Installer/Service, person's name, company, product line/group, and type of work.



For product lines:
Ansul: R-102, Piranha and PyroChem: Kitchen Knight, Attendant and Monarch, call or use email:



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Fire Alarm and Voice Communication Systems

In order to install, test or perform maintenance a person must hold an approved certificate of training from:

To check your tradesperson’s qualifications to work on your fire alarm and voice communication systems:

  • Click here and enter their Technician Number if they qualified at CFAA.
  • Click here if they qualified at Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT)

For further information on all fire alarm system requirements, please see STANDATA 19-FCI-007.

For further information, please call 311

Commercial Cooking Equipment Exhaust Systems

To perform maintenance on commercial cooking equipment exhaust systems, a person must have a certificate verifying that they have completed an approved course of training in duct-cleaning procedures.

To check your tradesperson’s qualifications to work on your commercial cooking equipment exhaust system, please check contact or 1-866-966-4728 if they trained at Phil Ackland Kitchen Exhaust Certification and Training, or or 1-844-537-5685 if they attended MFS Exhaust Hood Cleaning School.

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